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Odds are if you’ve run a business, you’d have the ability to run a nonprofit or NGO. And vice versa, if you’ve run a nonprofit, you’d be ahead of the game in starting a business. Why is that? Well, it turns out that the nonprofit...

If you follow this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that our focus is on small businesses. How can owners develop a legal strategy? How can they be proactive? What do owners need to know to succeed? This type of advice is useful across various industries - creative firms, product...

Before jumping into this post, we'd like to welcome Sean to the blog! Sean will contribute in his areas of health care compliance, small business growth, construction law, contracts, and general small biz need-to-knows. He brings with him his background in health care regulations, construction...

TIn a previous post I talked about issues related to the death of a partner and the difficulties that can surface if the partners have not discussed a business succession plan at any point. Today’s post is also somewhat morbid. This time we are talking...

For the past several weeks I’ve been talking about partnership agreements and how to legally structure a partnership. But, this post is a little bit different. It’s a little more personal and frankly a tad morbid, I suppose.  I’ve been working with a client, two partners...

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that we have a new attorney, Sean Foley, on board. I’ve been thinking that should the firm continue to grow and we decide to open an office, how do I make sure that my clients feel welcome?  Most of...

We are excited to be growing! If you know us or are tuned into our blog, you know #Mattthelawyer (our founding attorney, Matt Johnston) and Kelly Mitchell, our Client Services Manager. We are delighted to introduce Sean Foley to the team! Sean will be contributing...

At the Law Offices of Matthew S. Johnston, our priority lies in making sure clients are informed and empowered to make their own decisions. We value our operations to be open and transparent, and for this reason would like to share our guiding principles with...

This month we are looking at partnership agreements. We are doing our best to make sure these concepts are not scary for you. We want you to be a part of your partnership agreement and make sure your voice gets heard in these major business decisions....

What happens if business partners need to split? What if they need to sell? How can partners maintain control of a company as people get married, divorced, or pass away? These are serious questions that are a reality for many business partnerships. Before we jump...